Tulip Queens to cut ribbon on new Spalding pub

The finishing touches are being put to Spalding’s newest lodge and restaurant.

Around 60 new jobs have been created at the £4m Tulip Queen on the Lincs Gateway site alongside the A16.

Two former Tulip Queens will officially cut the ribbon at the Marston’s venue which opens to the public on September 24.

Janet Bray was the winner of the contest in 1958 while Amy Cook was the last Tulip Queen crowned in 2014 when the competition ended.

“There has been a lot of work going into making sure the lodge and pub are ready for opening and I speak for the whole team when I say we are looking forward to welcoming our new customers,” said manager Gary Stevenson.

The venue includes a 38-bedroom lodge which has fully accessible facilities for those with disabilities.

“We truly believe the Tulip Queen will be a great addition to Spalding and cannot wait to open our doors,” said Gary.

The Tulip Queen will offer a carvery along with an array of meal choices for customers. It will also offer the option of taking away desserts if the main meal proves too much.

The official launch for the venue will be at 11am on September 24 and food will be served from noon.

The Tulip Queen joins a host of businesses at the expanding Gateway site, including Applegreen, Ashwood Homes and the Spalding Voice.

For more information about the pub, see the website: www.thetulipqueenpubspalding.co.uk

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